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Toby Tubby

Old Sardis Road, Oxford, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 22' 57.666", -89° 32' 55.23"
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According to traditional accounts, Toby Tubby was the last Chickasaw chief in this area. A prosperous landowner, he operated a ferry across the Tallahatchie River on the stage road to Memphis until his death ca. 1835. He was buried on a mound about 1 1/4 miles north of this site on the banks of the creek that bears his name.

Last updated: 6/17/2009 10:15:00

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Toby Tubby:
(Marker near College Hill Church keeps disappearing.)

The Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation spells the Chickasaw chief's name as Tobby Tubby, whereas the historical marker's spelling is Toby Tubby.
Toby Tubby Historical Marker Location Map, Oxford, Mississippi